Election 2016 Give us election day job - Unemployed graduates beg EC

According to the two groups, they are in the best position to carry out such tasks considering their members graduated from varying tertiary institutions.

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The Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana (UGAG) and the Unemployed Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have pleaded with the Electoral Commission (EC) to recruit their members for the collation of results during the December 7 elections.

According to the two groups, they are in the best position to carry out such tasks considering their members graduated from varying tertiary institutions.

“Our call is legitimate considering the fact that, our members are professionals who have graduated from the university or polytechnic and Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Director of Elections, National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) decision to petition the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) against the Electoral Commission employing the services of members of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ghana (ICAG) to collate the results at the constituency collation centres,” a statement signed by the President of UGAG, Desmond Bress-Biney has said.

The two groups also argue that they see this “as an opportunity to serve our dear country at this crucial moment while we wait patiently for a job.”

Below is the full statement:

GIVE US ELECTION DAY JOB

The Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana (UGAG) and the Unemployed Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) wishes to call on the Electoral Commission of Ghana to use our members and other unemployed graduates for the collation of results at the Constituency Collation Centres on December 7, 2016 to ensure a fair and transparent election.

Our call is legitimate considering the fact that our members are professionals who have graduated from the university or polytechnic and Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Director of Elections, National Democratic Congress (NDC) decision to petition the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) against the Electoral Commission employing the services of members of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ghana (ICAG) to collate the results at the constituency collation centres. 

We see this as an opportunity to serve our dear country at this crucial moment while we wait patiently for a job. It will also be an opportunity for us to earn something to cater for ourselves and also start a small business if possible. In the meantime, we would keep our hopes alive whilst we wait patiently for the Electoral Commission for the call to national duty. 

SIGNED: Desmond Bress-Biney, 

President; Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana

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